This summer, in response to hight market demand, Air France-KLM is strengthening its network in North America with a new seasonal service to the United States from Europe. Starting 4 May 2015, Air France will operate direct flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul. In addition, beginning 8 May 2015, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate direct flights between Amsterdam-Schiphol and Dallas-Fort Worth. As a result, the Group is serving two destinations which will appeal to business and leisure travellers. These hubs also allow customers to take advantage of easy connections throughout Air France-KLM's vast network as part of the joint-venture with Delta Air Lines and Alitalia.
Minneapolis with Air France
For the third year running, Air France is offering direct flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul. From 4 May until 27 September 2015, Air France will operate up to 14 flights a week serving Minneapolis, 7 of which will be operated by its partner, Delta Air Lines. An Airbus A340-300 will be used for the flights, with a capacity of 275 seats (30 seats in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy).
Flight schedules (local times)
AF694 : Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrival in Minneapolis at 15:50 ;
AF673: Departure from Minneapolis at 19:55, arrival at 11:25 the next day.
From 4 May to 7 June 2015, flights are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. From 8 June to 30 August, flights are scheduled daily. From 31 August to 27 September 2015, flights are scheduled every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dallas with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
From 8 May until 24 October 2015, direct flights operated by KLM will connect Amsterdam-Schiphol and Dallas-Fort Worth. Over this period, the airline will operate up to 5 flights a week. An Airbus A330-200 will be used for the flights, with a capacity of 243 seats (30 seats in Business and 213 in Economy). KLM has been flying to this seasonal destination since March 2008.
Flight schedules (local times)
KL669: Departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol at 10.35, arrival at Dallas-Fort Worth at 13.40;
KL670: Departure from Dallas-Fort Worth at 15.30, arrival at Amsterdam-Schiphol at 7.55 the next day.
From 8 May to 4 October 2015, flights are scheduled every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays. From 5 October to 24 October 2015, flights are scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
These two services to Minneapolis and Dallas will be operated as part of the joint-venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines. This cooperation concerns the joint operation of over 250 trans-Atlantic flights operated daily by the four airlines. The joint-venture represents 25% of total capacity between Europe and North America.
19 destinations in North America
During the 2015 summer season, Air France-KLM will serve 19 destinations in North America. As well as the two new seasonal connections to Minneapolis and Dallas (United States of America), the Group is increasing its flights to Vancouver (Canada) with Air France operating flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle from 29 March 2015. In addition, starting on 19 May 2015, KLM will begin operating flights between Edmonton (Canada) and Amsterdam-Schiphol.